We specialize in Silver based Marans and Cream Legbars! Current possible colors in Marans are Black Silver, Blue Silver, Recessive White, and Splash(silver based)
This Marans flock has been locally bred in Montana for 7 years from two lines, Rodney Reeves and Greenfire. Parent flock free ranges when possible. We also have Cream Legbars, from AB lines!
JL bar has been a working family brand in Central Montana for over 100 years at our family homestead near Flatwillow. JL bar farms seeks to carry on that tradition into the future, with a convenient location near Billings!
Late last summer, three co-parenting hens, a tri colored mottled black, a blue narragansett, and a blue sweetgrass, took their poults out into the hay field next to the barn not long after I had irrigated. They saw huge mushrooms and were unsure of them, prompting their hilarious response!
Birds have been released for the summer, but can be penned for custom orders.
50$ per dozen
Hatching season has ended. Occasionally we may get a few hiding (hatching)hens when the chickens are let out to free range.
10$ ea UNSEXED
Select Marans, legbar, and heritage turkeys
10$ for juvenile cockerels
30$ for growout turkeys under 4 months
The turkeys have slowed down during the hottest part of summer, and will soon end their regular egg cycle. There may be no more eggs until next spring.
60$ ea for adult breeders
15$ ea for poults
30$for growout under 4 months
50$ for sexed jakes/jennies
Hatching has ended for this year. I can fire up the hatchery for custom orders and pen up the birds if asked.
Legbar and Marans point of lay pullets, ready for your chicken house!
The history of the JLbar brand goes back over 100 years ago to a small ranch in Petroleum County in Montana. Still in use today, the JLbar is a right side 2 part cattle brand used by my parents, established by my great great great grandfather.
Although the current farm near Billings has been in the family since 1989, we are seeking to build something more than just the townhouse location of the ranch. The current goal is for a modest business to allow for the care of three children and a disabled husband while still being at home utilizing a love of poultry breeding to start. Goals for future expansion could include beef, jams, expanding the orchard, or even goats or sheep! We want to bring something to the table in Yellowstone county.
As one of only a handful of registered NPIP flocks in the state of Montana, we can offer you locally bred eggs and hatched chicks that are healthy and able to cross state lines legally. These birds get blood tested yearly by a veterinarian and are visited regularly, and are part of the state NPIP registry. If you are looking to stay local, this is where to get beautiful purebred heritage poultry!